Gift Like A Local: A Charleston-Inspired Father’s Day Gift Guide

As ardent supporters of all things local, we’ve crafted a Charleston-inspired Father’s Day gift guide to help you gift like a Charlestonian this year. Though these exact products or experiences may not be locally available in your hometown, we’re willing to bet these suggestions will inspire you to find similar ideas from where you live.

Local Coffee

For the Dad who craves a piping hot mug of great coffee each morning, check out Charleston Coffee Roasters. They painstakingly search the world over for the highest quality coffee beans, then roast and sell them locally in Charleston, SC. In addition to promising great coffee, they support their local community by partnering with the South Carolina Sea Turtle Rescue program, which rehabilitates sick and injured sea turtles before releasing them back into the wild.

Hometown Magazine

Help Dad stay up-to-date on local happenings with a hometown magazine. Charleston Magazine features all things Charleston: from restaurant openings, to local festivals, to highlighting local entrepreneurs, Dad is sure to stay in the know with this Charleston favorite.

 Local Treat

If your dad has a sweet spot for cookies, then King Street Cookies is the place to go. Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, the shop offers a variety of unique and tasty cookies, from its flagship oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookie, to its cayenne-spiced MexiCoCo chocolate cookie. With their rotating and seasonal options, you’re sure to find the perfect sweet treat for Dad this Father’s Day.

Fun In-Town Experience

For the Dad that prefers a Father’s Day adventure, consider the gift of a local excursion. Coastal Expeditions, located just outside of Charleston in the neighboring town of Mount Pleasant offers kayak and paddleboard rentals. What better way to spend some quality time with Dad than a couple hours paddling on the water?

Home Cleaning Service

This Father’s Day, spare Dad the hassle of cleaning the house, and hire a professional. Southern Comfort Cleaning is a locally-owned cleaning company that will do the job right, so that you and Dad can spend time together doing something more fun.

 Local Beer

Westbrook Brewing Co. is a local brewery and tasting room, established in 2012. They offer 4 year-round beers and numerous rotating options seasonally. Once a year, they release a limited supply of their most sought after beer, Mexican Cake, which ranges from $12 to $150 per bottle. If you’re not sure which 6-pack to pick up for Dad, share a good conversation over a cold brew in their tasting room.

 Local Performance or Event

Charleston’s Gaillard Center is a world-class performance hall dedicated to enriching the community with artistic and cultural experiences that are accessible and unique. For the Dad that loves a good show, considering picking up tickets to one of their many exceptional performances.

Apparel or Accessories From a Local Shop

For the svelte and modern Dad, consider a bowtie handcrafted from feathers by local artisans. Brackish Bowties have a distinctive style which celebrates the spirit and natural beauty of the South. One of these bowties is sure to make a memorable gift for the Dad who loves a pop of flair.

Local Art

If your Dad loves to decorate the walls with local art, consider checking out the Charleston Artist Collective. Their website features the work of local artists, who are dedicated to charitable giving and providing access to affordable, original art.   

Give the Gift of Hometown History

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention giving the gift of Charleston history and interest books. Written by historians and local enthusiasts, Arcadia Publishing and The History Press publish books about Charleston that are filled with rare, historic photos, and little-known stories. This Father’s Day, bond over stories and photos from a Charleston interest book, and encourage Dad to share stories and photos from his youth!

Whatever locally-inspired gift you choose to give your dad this Father’s Day, he’s sure to appreciate it!

For more great book ideas for Dad, consider Civil War history books,  American Railroad books,  or any one of our 14,000+ American local and regional interest titles!

What's the best gift you've given or received for Father's Day? Tell us about it in the comments below!